Re: Why was the Spruce Goose moved and where is it now ?

From: (Jeffrey Tomasin)
Organization: Cal State Long Beach
Date:         31 Mar 96 17:24:10 
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K._Eits ( wrote:
: Any suggestions ?
: Thanks very much for your attentention

The Spruce Goose was housed in domed building next to the Queen Mary in
Long Beach, CA.  The city attempted to make the aircraft and the ship
into a tourist attraction, but financially the site did not make a profit.
Long Beach, like most other municipal governments in California, was having
difficulty paying for basic services.  Therefore, subsidizing the Goose
and the Queen was not possible.

About 3 years ago, the aircraft was disassembled for a move to
McMinnville, Oregon.  There was a short article about the Spruce Goose in
the Los Angeles Times on Friday, March 29,1996. The person that purchased
the Spruce Goose has been having financial problems.  The air history museum
planned for McMinnville that would contain the Spruce Goose has not been
built due to funding problems.  The picture in the LA Times showed the
nose of the Spruce Goose by itself, with the remainder of the aircraft
described as still unassembled.

Jeff Tomasin